Migratory Properties and Radiosensitivity of Lymphocytes
Radioactive isotopes have proven of enormous importance in studying nearly all aspects of lymphocyte physiology, including the origin, immune functions, migratory pathways, and life-spans of these cells. In this article I shall attempt to give a brief overview of lymphocyte physiology and function and then discuss the pros and cons of the various radioisotopes that have been used to study lymphocyte migration in vivo. Detailed reviews of lymphocyte physiology have appeared elsewhere (1–4).
KeywordsMajor Histocompatibility Complex Thoracic Duct Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecule White Pulp Exogenous Antigen
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